AQUIND Interconnector

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AQUIND Interconnector

Received 13 January 2020
From Andy Parks

Representation

I refer to the Aquind Interconnector application to which I would like to make a representation on the following grounds: 1. There is no provision for additional temporary parking in lieu of the loss of space at the Fort Cumberland car park (where the sea cable will join the land cable). As the proposed works here will last for 66 weeks this represents a significant loss to the community, particularly as the car is well used during summer months. 2. Disruption and congestion to traffic using the Eastern Road is likely to be excessive. The Eastern Road is a major artery in and out of Portsmouth, and already suffers from major congestion and delays during rush hour, and is generally very busy all days of the week. This will impact a very high number of people and business's. 3. Similar to above, disruption along the A3 and B2150 will be very significant for a long time. Due to a bus lane along this part of the A3, the road is single carriageway (in each direction), hence any works will lead to misery to this well used connection from Denmead & Waterlooville to Cosham. 4. The convertor building - The planning application states that a detailed design has not been submitted on the grounds of the requirement for "flexibility is retained until when a contractor is appointed". This is just not true, it is perfectly feasible that a detailed design could be provided pre application decision. 5. Noise - I am extremely concerned about the level of operational noise emitted by the convertor station. Electrical noise in particular can be very disturbing and debilitating, and as there are a number of dwellings within a 3 kilometre radius there is potential to cause misery to residents day and night, not to mention the wider impact to the environment.